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The 2000 Census showed that Saratoga County had a population of 200,635 people. This represented 1.06% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 18th most populous county (out of 62 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Saratoga had a population of 220,069 people. This is an increase of 9.69% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010219,607+9.46%-0.21% since 2009
2009220,069+9.69%+0.97% since 2008
2008217,958+8.63%+0.79% since 2007
2007216,259+7.79%+0.62% since 2006
2006214,925+7.12%+0.79% since 2005
2005213,245+6.29%+0.71% since 2004
2004211,745+5.54%+0.97% since 2003
2003209,711+4.52%+1.47% since 2002
2002206,672+3.01%+1.26% since 2001
2001204,104+1.73%+1.73% since 2000
2000200,635The Last Census

Saratoga County had 86,701 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Saratoga County has a total area<3> of 843 square miles [2,185 km²]. Of this total, 811 square miles [2,102 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (3.78%) being water (31.87 square miles [82.5 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Saratoga County had a population density of 247.1 people per square mile [95.4 people/km²], making it the state's 20th most densely populated county (out of 62 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Saratoga County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Saratoga and the state of New York.

Click here for the Saratoga County QuickFact (QF-36091).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Saratoga County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Clifton ParkQF-361635336,46932,99510.53%
Saratoga SpringsQF-366525529,12626,18611.23%
Ballston SpaQF-36042535,5115,556-0.81%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Saratoga County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AlbanyQF-36001   S298,284294,5651.26%
FultonQF-36035   W55,05355,073---
HamiltonQF-36041   NW4,9235,379-8.48%
RensselaerQF-36083   SE155,541152,5381.97%
SchenectadyQF-36093   SW152,169146,5553.83%
WarrenQF-36113   N66,02163,3034.29%
WashingtonQF-36115   NE62,75361,0422.8%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Saratoga. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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